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Michael A. Zilis

Associate Professor, University of Kentucky

AMERICAN POLITICS | Law & Courts | Political Behavior

​​​​​​I am Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Kentucky. I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Michigan, with expertise in law and courts and political behavior. My research is supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health and has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and law reviews. My books include The Limits of Legitimacy  (University of Michigan Press), a 2015 Exemplary Law Book, and The Rights Paradox, which will be published by Cambridge University Press.